Tuesday, 31 July 2012

O'Leary Walker Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012

This is Sauvignon Blanc. Take a sniff!

A mere 100mL and a quick swirl of the glass produced a bouquet which left me mesmerised.

The aromas presented here where like that of a UFC fighter released from his shackles and giving a quick jab to the nose. But as I stood there dazed I couldn't help but go back for more.

Only released  recently on 1 July, cut grass, morning dew, passionfruit, gooseberry all throw out a welcome mat. And just as you think you are left at the door, they reappear on the palate all fused together perfectly.

Clean, fresh, lively, the passionfruit flavours take the prize for me. A most enjoyable drop and very well priced, here is further proof of two things - Australians make brilliant Sauvignon Blanc and the Adelaide Hills produce this country's best of that variety.

Who: O'Leary Walker http://www.olearywalkerwines.com/
What: Sauvignon Blanc (12% alc)
Where: Adelaide Hills
When: 2012
How: $17.50

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  1. Nice.

    Good note. And an enjoyable welcoming wine by the sounds.

    1. Thanks for the comment Stu. Aromatics were incredible. Top drop indeed

  2. Jebus Steve, I'm tempted. Well done!

    1. Cheers Punter. Look forward to hearing your thoughts when you get your mitts on it.

  3. News from the winemaker: this wine won Top Gold at the recent Royal Queensland Wine Show. After having the privilege to have a look at it, it is easy to see why.